A. W. TOZER, AUTHORS, MOODY PUBLISHERS

Meditations on the Trinity – by A. W. Tozer

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Meditations on the Trinity
Beauty, Mystery, and Glory in the Life of God

by A. W. Tozer

Moody Publishers. ISBN: 9781600668036. Price: $11.99


A. W. Tozer, one of the 20th century’s most beloved spiritual writers, is renowned for his extremely powerful writing style, strong Biblical stand, and his extraordinary ability to see God in the Bible and state with crystal-clear clarity what he sees. Tozer’s amazing style shines brilliantly like a priceless jewel through “Meditations on the Trinity.”

This volume on the Godhead consists of four parts on each person of the Trinity, and one on the triune God. It imparts an accurate view of God, and offers Him the true worship He deserves. Knowing God is the only purpose for which mankind was created.

The devotional readings reflect Tozer’s passionate zeal for the glory of the Lord. Tozer loved God fervently with all his heart, and he treasured the Word of God deeply, fighting to uphold truth at any cost. The doctrine of the Trinity is the basic foundation of the Christian faith, for us to behold the glory of the Triune God.

Tozer teaches the doctrinal-cum-theological basis of the Trinity and trains us in the devotional aspect as well. The Christian life first begins with God as we seek to know Him and reflect on the character and nature of God, and the ways He chooses to reveal Himself.

The first part of this book comprises reflections on God the Father, the eternal and immortal Creator. The second describes the humanity of God the Son. The third is on the Indwelling Presence of the Holy Spirit. The fourth part emphasizes the unity of God. Tozer conveys the profoundly theological thoughts of God in the most lofty language and style to lead to the doxology of worship.

A. W. Tozer’s voice rings out bravely and boldly to believers of all generations to empower them in their Christian walk with God.

Miriam Jacob

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AUTHORS, Sandra McCollom, WATERBROOK AND MULTNOMAH

I Tried Until I Almost Died – by Sandra McCollom

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Publisher: WaterBrook Multnomah
Publication Date: 03 Mar 2015
ISBN: 9781601425775
PRICE: $14.99


Are you tired of trying to measure up to the world’s difficult standards? Do you want to exchange your anxiety and frustration for God’s divine peace, blissful rest and relaxation? In a culture that over-emphasizes accomplishment and ever-higher goals as the hallmark of success, we are hopelessly driven to do more, strive more, achieve more and be more. We get mercilessly caught up in the ruthlessly turning treadmill of rigid, self-imposed rules that wreck utter havoc in our lives. The pitiful end result of all this stress is anger, frustration, and anxiety that prevent us from living a life of peace in God. For seemingly endless years, Sandra McCollom lived in this death-like trap. Worn out from striving for a perfection she could never attain, try as she might, she cried out desperately to God for help. God answered Sandra by setting her on a trend-setting, life-transforming journey to discover the abundant riches of His grace. In “I Tried Until I Almost Died,” Sandra shares how she exchanged her burden of anxiety and fear for God’s divine peace. This book will teach you how to taste the exuberating freedom of trusting in the perfect power of God’s grace.

Miriam Jacob

AUTHORS, KIM VOGEL SAWYER, WATERBROOK AND MULTNOMAH

When Grace Sings – by Kim Vogel Sawyer

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Publisher: WaterBrook Multnomah
Publication Date: 17 Mar 2015
ISBN: 9780307731333
PRICE: $14.99


As trouble brews in waves in peaceful, quiet Arborville, Kansas, Alexa Zimmerman and Anna-Grace Braun are ruthlessly targeted for bitter discord and exposed secrets. Can they find God’s boundless grace in the swirling fog of confusion? Alexa wonders if the community in Arborville will ever accept her, hoping against hope that her excellent culinary and hospitality skills will win her many skeptics over. Alexa allows Briley Forrester, reporter from Chicago, to stay as a long-term boarder at her bread and breakfast, blissfully unaware of his real motives for being there in the first place. When Alexa’s cousin Anna-Grace arrives to stay, the extended family circle uncovers Alexa’s deep-rooted insecurities, setting Briley on the long drawn out trail of a web of secret truths. A secure future and a young romance hang precariously in the balance. Alexa and Anna-Grace realize that their secrets are interminably interconnected, binding them in unimaginable ways. They must take refuge in the abiding goodness and faithfulness of their loving, heavenly Father and His trustworthy plan for their future.

Miriam Jacob

AUTHORS, BRENNAN MANNING, WATERBROOK AND MULTNOMAH

The Ragamuffin Gospel – by Brennan Manning

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Publisher: WaterBrook & Multnomah,
Publication Date: 06 Oct 2015.
ISBN: 9781601428684. PRICE: $19.99.

Brennan Manning wrote this book for himself and weary, discouraged people along the Way. Although we believe in grace, we feel as if we still must earn God’s love, for Him to be pleased with us. In “The Ragamuffin Gospel,” Manning presents a completely different picture of our relationship with God, as dirty, bedraggled, exhausted ragamuffins. But as we sit at God’s feet replete in our rags, He smiles at us and embraces us, treating us as the cherished recipients of His love. In this classic meditation on grace, we don’t need to make ourselves presentable to God. Our extreme poverty and utter powerlessness brings us closer to God, whose fatherly love embraces us, no matter what our condition or circumstances. Let us allow God’s grace to do what only He can do – hug us to His heart.

According to Brennan Manning, “The Ragamuffin Gospel” is for bent, bruised and broken people, who feel that their lives are a grave disappointment to God. By grace, we are saved through faith. Manning explores the true meaning of grace in all its power. When we acknowledge that only grace saves us, we draw near to God who delights in us, His dearly beloved children. We find the timeless wisdom of a man who came to God needy and desperate to find a peace that revolutionized his life for ever. You are not a disappointment to God. God celebrates you. God loves you. This is the exhilarating joy of the Good News – the gospel of grace.

Miriam Jacob

AUTHORS, DEE BRESTIN, WATERBROOK AND MULTNOMAH

He Calls You Beautiful – by Dee Brestin

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Hearing the Voice of Jesus in the Song of Songs

by Dee Brestin

Publisher: WaterBrook & Multnomah,

Publication Date: 11 Jul 2017.

ISBN: 9781601429902. PRICE: $15.99


“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.” God loves you with divine passion. Jesus Christ wrote a love song to you, signed with His life-giving blood, for you to taste His love in a most intimate, heart to heart way! The Song of Songs, one of the most love-revealing books of the Bible, illuminates with a divine spotlight, the best love story of all time, the intense, personal love God has us, His dearly beloved children. In He Calls You Beautiful, Dee Brestin teaches us life-transforming truths with deep insight and understanding, as she illustrates how God uses the divine art of poetry and the most exquisite imagery to illuminate the unique intimacy Christ has for each one of us. God calls you to know His love in your heart. He sings over you a song of selfless love and undying devotion. A passionate Song of songs, sung personally to you, and only for you, by the divine Creator of your soul. Jesus loves you, and He calls you beautiful.

Dee Brestin’s writing voice blends in with the lyrical beauty of the Song of Songs, as she captures our five senses to taste the breathtaking love of God. Her sheer passion for Him captivates our hearts until we are swept up in His divine embrace. He Calls You Beautiful. He writes it on your heart with His life’s Blood. Here is what you always long for, your very own personal love story, to be loved, honored and cherished. God will make you feel inexplicably, indescribably and undeniably loved, for yourself alone. The Song of Songs melts our hearts with the beauty of Christ, inspiring us to be more intimate with Him, the Lover of our souls.

The Song of Songs is the best lens to understand God’s heart in all of Scripture. Dee Brestin poignantly weaves the tapestry of biblical truths to illustrate God’s enraptured heart for His people. The Song of Songs illustrates an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, in a glowing illustration of Christ and His bride, the Church. We will understand the depths of Jesus’s tender love for us and how He transforms our lives into His glory. “He Calls You Beautiful” plumbs the exquisite beauty and awesome wonder of intimate love with God, and the glory of His unique design in creating you, as He welcomes you into the heart of intimacy with Christ!

Miriam Jacob

ABIDING LIFE MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL, MICHAEL WELLS

WHAT IS GOD LIKE? – Dr. Michael Wells

I have to know the love of God before I can surrender to it. What is God like? . . . What is God really like? The Holy Spirit has to set the norm before we will be able to invite Him into our hearts. The norm set by the Spirit is Jesus. The Spirit is the merger of the Father and the Son. Jesus came to reveal who God really is. We don’t want to know doctrine, we actually want to know God, what His character is like, & the only way we can know God’s true character is to look to Jesus. Jesus appeared, He worked as a carpenter. He made the worst feel drawn to Him. Only in Him do we see sinners drawing near, expecting something other than judgment. He was goodness that was not meticulous but merciful. He was goodness that was not on a pedestal to be worshipped but serving. His goodness was not Pharisaical but friendly. He was not terrible but tender; His tenderness and friendliness made men tremble. Children sat on His knees, and strong fishermen fell on their knees. Like perfect words and perfect music His majesty and meekness are blended, and He was different than any man who ever lived. He taught men and His words were filled with reality. He taught with the authority of His own insight. Others came seeking Truth but He came proclaiming it; Truth gushed forth from Him like a spring. Others worked their way to Truth through logic; He announced self-verifying Truth. He did not argue Truth but left Truth to argue itself. As men listened they knew He possessed something that belonged in them. His words made sin seem so unnatural, so extraneous, so incapable, and so unfitting of life.  He was the Living Word; the Word and the action were one. Men didn’t just hear His love, they experienced love, and when He spoke of God people felt His presence, for He came not proclaiming God; He brought Him. There wasn’t a gap between the Word and the work; He taught high things and He lived still higher. He was struck on His cheek and He turned the other. He went one mile to the judgment hall and the second mile to the cross. He gave His coat at the judgment hall and He gave His seamless robe at Calvary. He loved His enemies on the cross and cried, “Father, forgive them!” They nailed His hands so He couldn’t heal them, so He died for them.
There was never a moral lapse, only moral completion; He said, “It is finished!”
He was goodness, approachable, irreproachable, and serving. He was goodness wrapped in a towel stooping to wash the feet of any who would stop.
He was something utterly new.

© Michael Wells

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DR. MICHAEL WELLS, ABIDING LIFE MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL

The late Dr. Michael Wells, Abiding Life Ministries International.